Benefits of internet dating
About 52.6 percent of the men in the study lied about their height, as did 39 percent of the women.
More women, on the other hand — 64.1 percent — lied about their weight.
Fiore's team also recently determined what factors predict whether or not any one person receives a reply from someone contacted through an online dating service.
"By far the most important predictors were whether you are within the preferred age range and whether you belong to a preferred ethnicity of the person you contacted, as indicated on his or her profile," he said.
Al Cooper, author of the book "Sex and the Internet: A Guidebook for Clinicians," suggests they don't.
He said, "We are hearing from therapists around the country reporting online sexual activity to be a major cause of marital problems." Some singles benefit Despite the pitfalls of online dating, experts say certain people may benefit.
Age in profiles is also suspect, since 24.3 percent of the men and 13.1 percent of women were untruthful about their age.
A tool, not a replacement Since 1995, has attracted millions of members, according to Inter Active Corp, which owns the site.Fiore and his team also discovered that "popular people," or those who receive unsolicited attention from others on the site, were less likely to reply."In a bar or at a party, it's obvious if someone is surrounded by a crowd of people," he said.She and Victor have already posted their gift registry at the Wedding Channel.
The easy access to the Internet has made Online Dating a popular option for many.
If "love at first email" doesn't happen, relentless persistence may provide the key to happily ever after, if relationship satisfaction and long-term pairings are the goals.